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in: Waste
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Environmental Data Exchange Network (EDEN)

EDEN is the EPA's online web portal for Local Authorities and licensees to communicate with the EPA on numerous applications.

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Waste Licensing

The EPA licenses certain activities in the waste sector. These include Landfills, transfer stations, hazardous waste disposal, ship recycling and other significant waste disposal and recovery activities. Select the links below to navigate to these topic areas.

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Article 11

Article 11 is a request submitted to the EPA seeking assistance in identifying/making determination as to what the appropriate waste authorisation that may be required for a facility to operate

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End of Waste (Article 28)

This page aims to help you to understand the concept of end-of-waste and consider whether to apply for end-of-waste status for your recovered/recycled material(s). Make a good quality application to the EPA, if you decide that it is appropriate to apply for end-of-waste status.

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Historic Landfill

The Environmental Protection Agency is obliged to process applications from local authorities in relation to ‘closed landfills’ in accordance with the Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicensed Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations, 2008. A ‘closed landfill’, also commonly referred to as a historic landfill,

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Certificate of Registration (COR)

When these activities are carried out by local authorities, the EPA can grant a certificate of registration as authorisation for the activity. Find out more by selecting the links below.

Latest publications in Waste

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A guidance document

Guidance for applicants on the planning documentation required for licence applications

Application screening for compliance with Section 87(1B) of the EPA Act 1992 (IE/IPC) / Section 42(1B) of the Waste Management Act 1996 (Waste)

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Do I need a Waste Licence or Certificate of Registration

For Local Authorities

A document to assist in deciding if you require a Waste Licence or a Certificate of Registration

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Do I need a Waste Licence, Permit or Certificate of Registration?

For Private Sector

Reference material to assist you in deciding if you require a Waste Licence, Waste Permit or a Certificate of Registration.

Latest News and Press Releases

in: Waste
EPA calls for urgent action to improve Ireland’s household and commercial waste segregation and recycling performance

Date released: September 21, 2023

The EPA has today published the latest National Municipal Waste Characterisation Project. The project results show very little change in Ireland’s household and commercial waste management practices since 2018.

EPA calls on food sector businesses to commit to reducing food waste by signing the Food Waste Charter

Date released: June 29, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new Food Waste Charter, calling on all businesses and State Agencies operating across the food supply chain to sign up and commit to reducing food waste.

Outcome of prosecution arising from EPA investigation sends a clear message that those engaged in environmental crime will be held to account

Date released: June 09, 2023

The former Director of Neiphin Trading Limited, operators of a waste facility in Kerdiffstown, Co Kildare, was today sentenced to three years in prison on each of three charges for serious environmental offences. The sentences will run concurrently with the final 12 months suspended.